WATCH: "I witnessed my body take over and a baby be born into my hands": A mom gives birth to her 5th child in a moving car

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theswinneyseven. What happens when you're in labour and on the way to the hospital but your baby wants out now! A miracle, that's what.
theswinneyseven. What happens when you're in labour and on the way to the hospital but your baby wants out now! A miracle, that's what.

It's every mother-to-be's concern, "Should I be worried about my baby arriving before I get to the hospital?

For @TheSwinneySeven, AKA The Swinney family, the question moved (very rapidly) from the hypothetical to this very real, and very beautiful birth video

Shared just hours ago, the video has gone viral and despite it being auditorily intense (mama Swinney can be heard screaming), the video is not very graphic, with the mom literally catching her newborn baby girl. 

For the squeamish who would rather not watch the gory details but want to see what birth is like, it's pretty perfect. Watch: 



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The family shared their video via their Instagram account and added this moving description of the experience: 

"There was something beyond special about getting to deliver my own baby. No doctors or nurses, no lights, or busy people, no one interrupting a moment that should be the most special moment for families as they bring life into the world. 

"The pain was there, but the joy and peace that followed in those minutes we got to spend alone with our sweet girl was more rewarding than anything I could have asked for. 

"I honestly think that God allowed me to deliver safely in the car, instead of making it to the hospital, because He knew that my desire for a birth that was without interruption and full of hormones between baby and I, that desire was so deep. And something that the hospital just couldn’t provide for me. 

"People are shocked and often apologize that I didn’t make it to the hospital. They don’t understand that I just experienced something unrivalled to anything I could have imagined.

"I witnessed my body take over and a baby be born into my hands. My body is not swollen, and I have no tears. I had my husband and children around me, and for 5 minutes, we embraced everything that happened without any interruption. 

"Our family has preferred a unique chaos. It was crazy. But it was amazing." 

The stunning family of (now) 7 members regularly shares their lives on social media, and have only shared an image of their new addition on Instagram Stories yet. 

Judging from their older children, the little one will be just gorgeous. 


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